[LISTEN] Health Feature: Reproductive health in the month of love

It’s the month of love and while some people shop for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, others will use the day to create the perfect gift.

Conceiving is not always as simple as it seems so healthcare practitioner Dr Saleema Nosarka joins Africa to chat about reproductive health, the ideal conditions to conceive, and the hurdles that a couple may encounter as they try to get pregnant.

Dr Nosarka says that there are male and female factors that contribute to infertility. She adds that some females have problems with ovulation and as a result, their periods aren’t regular so they don’t produce an egg, and cannot conceive.

1 in 6 couples suffer from infertility.

Dr Saleema Nosarka, healthcare practitioner

Women these days are prolonging child bearing because of careers and financial reasons. When they do eventually try to have a baby they are older and the egg quality is not that good.

Dr Saleema Nosarka, healthcare practitioner

With males, the problem can stem from sperm factors says Dr Nosarka, and adds that based on a seamen analysis, you could decide which treatment to opt for.

The questions you have to ask: is there enough sperm? Can the sperm swim to get to the egg? Is the shape of the sperm normal?

Dr Saleema Nosarka, healthcare practitioner

Click on the link below to hear how lifestyle impacts fertility...


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [LISTEN] Health Feature: Reproductive health in the month of love


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